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DRI joins DPC

We are delighted to announce that we've become a member of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). The DPC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that advocates for digital preservation, with a vision towards making our digital memory accessible in the future. The DRI is hosting a two day workshop by the DPC and the APARSEN project at the Royal Irish Academy, June 4-5th, 2013. Details coming soon.

Today's Press Release from the DPC:

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Digital Repository of Ireland as its newest member.

"The Digital Repository of Ireland is building an interactive and trusted national digital repository," explained Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the DRI. "The repository will feature social and cultural data held by Irish institutions, from both contemporary and historical sources. We are working to raise awareness of the need for digital preservation and the benefits of open access, while respecting and acknowledging ownership, copyright, intellectual property rights, privacy and confidentiality."
 
"Joining the DPC means we can strengthen our relationships with others working in the field, work together in advocacy and awareness-raising, and participate in training and projects that help to build capacity in our sector."
 
William Kilbride of the Coalition, welcomed DRI.  ''We are delighted that they have decided to join us. Their membership will strengthen their work by giving them priority access to staff development, knowledge exchange and other leaders in the field. But it will also strengthen the Coalition. In a relatively short time, DRI has established itself as a leader in the field with an ambitious mandate and a dynamic and impressive mix of staff and expertise.  Moreover, the way that DRI is structured means that we will be able to engage with a wider range of stakeholders in Ireland than we’ve done before."